DQ Contest

In the summer of 2007, Ryan, his mom, and I went to Dairy Queen one night. [I was obsessed with the Caramel MooLatte, which would now murder my stomach]. I saw a sign for a contest called “Freeze! Click! Win!” where you were supposed to take a picture of yourself/whoever enjoying DQ products– I think the “Waffle Bowl” in particular now that I think back. For some reason I thought I would get on the website and post a picture. It seemed like a contest that may be possible to win because there was a $500 winner everyday for 2 months or so. After posting one picture and looking at the others that had been posted, I started brainstorming ideas. I kept a waffle bowl at my house and just kept refilling it with ice cream for the different pictures, HAHA. Before long I was on a mission to win!! I obviously had nothing better to do with my time! Here are some of the pictures/ideas I tried:

I thought this one would for sure win, but I guess they realized it was photoshopped?

My cat & I on the hammock

I have no idea why I decided to sit on a haybale

Even DQ in the “rain” – it was actually a sprinkler, LOL

DQ upside down


NOT REALLY PREGNANT- fake belly. But I think this one didn’t win because they were like…”A 10 year old pregnant? That’s not cool..” What was I thinking with some of these ideas?!


And finally– A WINNER!!!

I checked the website everyday to see if I was a winner, and one morning I was babysitting and looked on there– WE WON! I was so excited after trying so hard, not to mention I had never won $500 before. Ryan & I had to split it since I involved him of course, ha. Here’s a screenshot of the website on that day:



My determination worked! We were able to use the money toward our low-budget Florida trip later that summer! =)

Are you bored with random facts yet?

First 10, then 20

…and now I have 30 random facts posted about me.

1) I’m horrible at swallowing pills (I think because I’m scared of choking). I have recently improved because I have to swallow acid reflux meds.
2) The most money/biggest prize I’ve ever won is $500 in a Dairy Queen picture contest. It took some effort though. Oh and I had to split the money with Ryan. lol
3) I’ve never broken a bone… unless you count two of my toes that I think I broke when I ran into a wall. Yes I ran into a wall while walking in my house in the dark (many years ago).
4) I earned 100% on my driver’s test.
5) Sometimes it looks like I am winking at you, but I’m not doing it on purpose unless your name is Ryan Cannon Ray. I really just blink my left eye randomly & unknowingly. Especially when I’m tired (observations credited to Nour Sadek).
6) I don’t eat foods that have sodium nitrite in them (bacon, hot dogs, etc). I made this decision after first hearing about it in both biology and chemistry around the same time. It is used as a preservative in processed meat and is a carcinogen. Google it.
7) My comfort zone is very small. =(
8) If it is true that twins skip generations, I may have twins because my mom is a twin and she has twin cousins. Heeelllpppp me if they’re 9 lbs. lol.
9) I can name the countries of Central America in order from north to south very quickly. I learned that from Mrs. E and I have no idea why I remembered it.
10) I usually don’t like surprises! I really don’t like unwrapping gifts.